Curing Ham –Derrick Dawson

Derrick Dawson will talk about a long-time tradition at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:

The Lowndes County Ham and Eggs show is the only remaining Ham and Eggs show in Georgia and one of only two in the country.

Hams are cured by a local team that travels periodically to Fort Valley State University to work in USDA certified facilities. Hams are treated with a cure, turned, treated, turned, treated, turned, washed, bagged and finally smoked over the course of several weeks in preparation for judging and auction.

The Ham and Eggs show this year will be February 18 and 19.

Here’s video of the 2013 Ham and Eggs Show.

The photo of the man holding the ham is Joshua Dawson, son of Derrick. Joshua did confirm that Derrick will be speaking on Saturday.

Come to SOGALO2014 and hear Derrick Dawson talk about Ham and Eggs!